- HS2 - what's all this talk of calculating the productive time businessmen will save . You are jut getting too far away from the idea of letting the market decide
..what you simply do is calculate the future price of a NORMAL train ticket for the route in 2020 and then compare that with the price people will pay to save the time...
- I suspect people people won't be prepared to pay £50 extra on a £200 ticket to save 10 minutes
- if people want to arrive earlier, they should leave earlier.
- let market decide #HS2 VIABILITY : Ask if expenditure is covered by EXTRA price freight & passengers are prepared to pay ..over other options
- will MPs & union leaders agree that their pension pot should be the first money into #HS2 ?
- when have big rail dream projects ever not lost huge amounts of money ? same arguments for #HS2 as for Channel Tunnel
- the idea it's for businessmen is a redherring, passenger railways can only be addons to profitable freight lines, passenger railways have never been profitable
- what % of journeys begin & end at HS2 stations ? close to zero
- #HS2 is 99:1 99% are paying for something that only 1% will use, it's Cameron 's Millennium Dome
- for the 1%. For the 99% it's back in your cars,
- HS2 could be called Bankers Rail as they will be the only ones who can afford tickets on Cameron's Dome
- doing nothing is better than doing the wrong thing
- HS2 must have an army of disinformation people
"It will even extend to Leeds" - Leeds to London you wouldn't go via Manchester ..ah actually it doesn't the line splits into a Y & Birmingham, but you still wouldn't go thru Birmingham to get to Leeds when there already is a fast direct line to London
"It will bring prosperity" - Doncaster is already on a HS line it's not booming
- What's the real reason for HS2 ? What's their vision for transport 2037 when there will be high speed self driving cars & trucks and airship network linked to sky towers ?
- Why not a nano pipeline railway going from supermarket to supermarket ?
- - In a country where most people have no practical access to the rail network we yet again subsidize London just after we have given them £15.9 billion for Crossrail